5 potential replacements for Luka Modric at Real Madrid
The Croatian schemer has had a cracking spell in the Spanish capital since he joined in 2012. An absolute delight to watch in central midfield, the player has been pulling reigns in the engine room for the Spanish giants.
His vision, passing, and control on the ball are simply magnificent. However, the curse of time would deprive the fans of his genius as he would be 33 in the coming season.
Los Blancos are expected to spend a mammoth sum this summer in the market. They need to strengthen their team and upgrade the majority of positions on the pitch.
Finding a replacement for the star-man would be no piece of a cake but here are the ones who can fill in his shoes at the club.
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#5 Maxime Lopez
Lopez may not be as popular as the upcoming ones on the list but the player has made his mark in the game this season.
The 20-year-old plays for the French club Olympique Marseille and attracted the attention of some big clubs with his display in the Ligue 1. Los Blancos have been linked with the player in recent months.
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The Frenchman is a remarkable passer of the ball and his focus and maturity on the pitch are quite impressive. He avoids reckless challenges but possesses the ability to break down attacks with his reading of the opposing attacks.
The player has a passing accuracy of 92%, domestically this season. He is the player Real can bank on for at least a decade. Moreover, his game resembles that of Modric's and it is a risk worth taking to sign such an inexperienced player.
Easing him into a team like Real Madrid is going to be a mammoth task but so was it when the Croatian was signed.